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do you want to improve your life drawing?

Do just one thing – change your mind

My Life Drawing Foundations course  teaches you an approach to drawing the figure that enables you to capture the human form with a new depth of understanding, personal experience, and clarity of vision.

This course is the perfect life drawing experience for everyone interested in making changes in how they draw the human form – from absolute beginners drawing the figure for the first time to those with more experience who may be feeling stuck and looking for a refresh.

The Life Drawing Foundations course is a unique alternative to the style of teaching offered by realist academies or the traditional ‘anatomy first’ approach. The course offers a thought-provoking experience that will lead you ‘through a process of unlearning and seeing differently’ (student quote: Hazel B). 

The Life Drawing Ancoats peer-group is known as Manchester best little life drawing group. The life drawing group is small with a maximum of 11 drawers so you can be assured of an excellent view of the model, friendly support, and peer-guidance. The group welcomes drawers of all experience levels and loves encouraging absolute-beginners. It is the perfect peer-led life group where you can take creative chances, experiment, and try things for the first time.

The Begin Life Drawing class is a great place for absolute-beginners and beginners to top up their skills in measuring the figure. Learn techniques that will help you get started in life drawing and learning how to observe and translate the figure from life to page with increased accuracy and confidence. 

Attend the Life Drawing Foundations course if you are interested in;

  • Tutor support and lots of 1:1 guidance
  • Building strong foundational life drawing skills and techniques
  • Drawing the figure from life in a fully equipped art studio
  • Being inspired with thought provoking ideas about drawing and creativity
  • Embracing an experiential approach to life drawing
  • Gaining new insights into the complexities of perception and artistic vision

Attend Life Drawing Ancoats if you are interested in;

  • drawing within a small supportive and friendly peer-led group
  • being nurtured and encouraged by like-minded life drawers
  • always having a great view of the life model
  • challenging yourself with different timed poses from short dynamic poses, long poses, and portrait sessions
  • The freedom to follow your own creative life drawing journey

Attend the Begin Life Drawing class if you are interested in;

  • learning traditional measuring techniques to translate the figure from life to page to improve detail, accuracy, and proportions. 
  • Tutor support, guidance and encouragement perfect for absolute-beginners

Experienced teaching, support, guidance and encouragement

Drawing the human form is exciting and rewarding and these life drawing courses and peer group will ensure you have the opportunity to build the skills and techniques to develop your creative confidence and be able to enjoy making satisfying self-expressive drawings of the human figure.

I understand the challenges of drawing the human form, so small groups of no more than 10 drawers ensures you are well supported, guided and nurtured with lots of 1:1 support to help you along your own personal life drawing journey.

We employ a variety of different professional life models, support and celebrate a body-positive attitude, equality, and diversity. Embrace this opportunity to attend my beginner life drawing course and peer group in Manchester and learn to draw the human figure with humanity and compassion within a traditional art studio environment. 

1 Comment

    6 January 2024 @ 6:05 am

    I’ll be 87 in April and have a collection of paintings in acrylic I’d like to exhibit. Were and how to do so? I live in Victoria Square.


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